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Written by Stephanie
(4/29/2010 7:57 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, I also sometimes wonder at the irony., penned by Adrian
Darcy completely misjudges how Elizabeth sees their relationship, or he would never have thought her ready to accept his proposals. He might be vain enough to think that she had discouraged Mr. Collins, hoping for (to use a vulgar phrase) bigger fish.
By now, he has convinced himself that he has stopped battling his attraction for Elizabeth, but it is still in full force. If it was not, how could he mention his disgust at himself with equal force of emotion with his passion for her?
I am often amused when I witness the worst parts of Mr. Collins' proposals sneaking out of Mr. Darcy's lips! The two men being so dissimilar seems no bar to their both assuming that Elizabeth could not turn them down, that mentioning their importance and worth compared to her inferior situation was a selling point, and that they were justified in their resentment and angry pride after her refusal.
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